2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championships

September 26, 2020 – September 30, 2020 all-day
Nelson Yacht Club Inc
322 Wakefield Quay
Nelson 7010
New Zealand
Tim Fraser-Harris

Provisional Series Results – Open Fleet

Provisional Series Results – Development Fleet

Day 4 interviews and regatta highlights from @George Guille Media

Day 3 video wrap from @George Guille Media

Day 2 video wrap from @George Guille Media

Day 1 video wrap from @George Guille Media

The 2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championship originally scheduled to take place in April, is fast approaching on the 27th – 30th September.

Thanks to everyone for getting their entries in. Entries as of 20th September were at 57 including 5 in the Development Fleet. Sailing Instructions are now uploaded below. Notice of Race:

NOR – 2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championships (rescheduled)

Entry Form:

2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championships Entry Form

Sailing Instructions:

Starling-Nats-2020-Sailing Instructions – APPROVED

***2020 Starling Nationals – SI Amendments***


Useful Links:

Accommodation & Travel Info

Support Boat Information

Volunteer Information & Registration

Coronavirus Statement:

Nelson Yacht Club plans to be able to run the regatta under Alert Level 2.

Decision making on the event in relation to Covid-19 Alert Levels will be made according to the local Nelson status as follows:

  • Level 4 – Event will be cancelled
  • Level 3 – Event will be cancelled
  • Level 2 – Event will go ahead with precautions.
  • Level 1 – Event will go ahead with precautions.

If any region other than Nelson is subject to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 or higher, competitors from that region will not be able to travel to the event. The number of competitors unable to travel, and the overall viability of the event will be factored into the decision whether to cancel the event or not.

If any region that a competitor is entered from is at a higher Alert Level than Nelson, all competitors and families from that region will be required to consider themselves still under that Alert Level, and precautions will be taken to ensure the segregation and physical distancing of those competitors and families.

If it becomes necessary to cancel the event, payments made to NYC by competitors in relation to the event will be refunded. Please note – Due to lead times, event T-shirts have now been ordered, so the $35 is non-refundable and NYC will post T-shirts to all entrants.

Competitors & families who are unwell or have possible symptoms, or who have come into contact with a known case of Covid-19 are encouraged not to travel to the event, and NYC will offer a full refund.

Huge thanks to Pic’s Peanut Butter our headline sponsor:

Mr. Pic Picot himself used to sail a Starling – no wonder he’s a winner! 😉

We are stoked to have Pic’s as our headline sponsor, and very grateful for the support. If you haven’t already, be sure to try their really good peanut butter. Make a trip to the Pic’s Peanut Butter World as part of your visit to Nelson too!

Supported by:

Massive thanks to our gold sponsors:

Scott Construction made fantastic work of repairing the club’s deck after the storm surge damage in 2018, and have very kindly come on board as a gold sponsor.

Sealord need no introduction, and it is great to have such a household name, and a global (yet Nelson based) brand on board as a gold sponsor.

Sealord’s global net spans seven continents and the company delivers more than $500 million worth of seafood to people in more than 30 countries each year. Sealord employs around 1,000 people throughout New Zealand, many of them based here in Nelson

Wendy Pearson & Debbie Watson have been making big moves in the Nelson Tasman Real Estate market – we think you’ll love the region and want to move here – they can help 🙂 For locals thinking of selling, make sure you list your property with them!

Hampidjan NZ Ltd – “It’s not all about selling quality products, it’s about solving our clients problems”. Hampidjan provide a full range of netting, twine and rope (including wire rope) and an extensive range of hardware and fittings (including stainless steel) and products for commercial fishing, logging, yachting, engineering, heavy lifting, building and many other industries.

Burnsco are the biggest seller of marine and motorhome equipment nationwide, and are a fantastic supporter of both Nelson Yacht Club and yachting in general. They are also an official supplier to ETNZ for the 2021 America’s Cup!

Thanks to our silver sponsors

Nahm is a fantastic dining experience, upstairs in the Nelson Yacht Club building. Delicious food and great views! Make sure you take advantage of a special 10% discount voucher that will be included in registration packs!

Kiwi Silent Disco will be providing headsets for the ‘AP Silent Disco’. If we are under AP ashore, you’ll be able to check out a set of headphones and either get pumped up for the day ahead, or chill out with some relaxed beats and save your energy for the racing – you’ll be able to select from 2-3 channels of music! Please don’t take them on the water though! 😉

The NPD fuel station in the Port is where we go for fuel, and you should too! It is on the corner of Vickerman St and Wildman Avenue. Alternatively there is a 24hr Self Service discount station at 76-82 St Vincent Street, Toi-Toi, Nelson.

Thanks to our Bronze Sponsors